Biking

This blog highlights some of my adventures with the focus on railroad history. Originally intended as a blog of my rail trail rides, it now also includes hikes, railroad trips and even stop-and-go car trips if they are railroad history related...

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Narrow Gauge Quarry Railroad (Portland CT)

When riding in Portland, CT this morning I checked out the Riverfront Park and took a a snapshot of one of the kiosks that had a map of the quarries' narrow gauge railroad.

Kiosk Map of the former narrow gauge railway
Enhanced to illustrate the railroad

I've highlighted the narrow gauge railroad on the thumbnails below. There's a great site that has lots of historical detail and postcards of the operation - check it out!   Stone Quarries and Beyond

The quarries are flooded now and home to both a water sports park and a sculpture park.
Flooded quarry

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